Peg Entwistle, Ghost of Hollywood

Peg Entwistle photo from "Just to Remind You" theatrical production, 1929. James Zeruk, Jr. /Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

Her story is often told in a sort of sloppy shorthand: She went to Los Angeles to become an actress, failed, and then became desperate. But that isn’t a really accurate picture of Peg Entwistle at all.

Holly's Research:

  • Zeruk, James Jr. “Peg Entwistle and the Hollywood Sign Suicide.” McFarland. 2013.
  • Tejeda, Valerie. “Is the Hollywood Sign Haunted?” Vanity Fair. October 31, 2014.
  • “Fodor's Southern California.” Fodor’s Travel Guides. December 2017.
  • Murtaugh, Taysha. “The Tragic Story of Peg Entwistle, the Actress Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign.” Country Living. Oct. 26, 2017.
  • “The truth about Peg Entwistle, the young actress who committed suicide by jumping off the Hollywood Sign.” The Vintage News. July 13, 2017.